UPCOMING HALF DAYS
AMS will have two student half days next week. Classes will end at 10:55am on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23. Thank you.
VIRTUAL STUDENT SCHOOL MATERIAL RETURN DATES
Attention 100% Virtual Families:
As we approach the concussion of the school year we are making plans to collect materials from our virtual students. These include:
Grade 8 students only: Chromebooks (grade 6 & 7 students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer)
Art, technology and science equipment
School-owned Graphing Calculators (Algebra and Geometry students only)
Please plan on returning your child’s school district owned materials on the dates listed below:
Tuesday, June 22 – 2:45-6:00pm
Wednesday, June 23 – 2:45-6:00pm
Tables will be set up outside of the school under the front awning. AMS staff members will be there to receive the materials.
Students should ask their teachers any questions they may have about what materials need to be returned.
REMINDERS FROM MS. JULIANO IN THE HEALTH OFFICE:
ALL STUDENTS entering grades 7 and 9 in the fall are REQUIRED by NYS to submit a copy of a physical exam completed after 09/01/2020. Physical exams can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed to the nurse (see contact info below).
ALL ATHLETES looking to participate in fall 2021 sports must submit a copy of a physical exam that has been completed within 1 year of the start date for fall sports. Physical exams can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed to the nurse (see contact info below).
If your child had medications kept in the health office during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Ms. Juliano via phone or email to arrange a time to pick up the medication during the last week of school.
AMS health office phone: (518)674-7103
AMS health office fax: (518)674-8426
AMS health office email: Julianok@apcsd.org
AP ALL SPORTS SUMMER CAMP IS BACK
Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp! This non-competitive games camp for elementary and middle school students will take place June 28 – July 1, from 9 AM to noon at Algonquin Middle School. The cost is $I00 per camper but discounted rates are available for families. Visit apallsportscamp.com for more information and to register online for this amazing camp. Finally, email any camp questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris & Mike
AVERILL PARK YOUTH SOCCER
Click on the following link for more information about the upcoming Fall season:
AVERILL PARK JR. WARRIORS FOOTBALL CLUB
Come join us for a great 2021 Football Season. Registration will be open from May 1st-July 31st. Flyer attached.
Please remember that there are many easy ways to help our APO raise money! First, consider using smile.amazon.com when purchasing through Amazon – Algonquin Parent Organization can be set as your selected charity (your login information will be the same as amazon.com). It is simple to set-up and you can save it right to your account!
Box Tops have changed! No more clipping and sending in with students (which inevitably get lost in their backpack). Please consider downloading the Box Tops for Education app to your phone, create a simple account, and then just scan receipts (or have a student in your house do it)! You will again be asked to select your school to support – Algonquin is out there and ready to roll. It’s very easy, and every little bit counts! (See the attached document for additional help. Please reach out to Cat Headley if you have any questions. Headley70@gmail.com)
Last but not least, we are always happy to have families donate directly to APO via PayPal using email@example.com. Thanks!
**For the month of June 2021, Algonquin Parent Organization will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at Route 43 & 150, W. Sand Lake NY.**
FROM THE AMS LIBRARY
CHROMEBOOK REMINDER: Please help your child be ready for school by reminding them to charge their Chromebook each night and to be sure to pack it in their backpack for the next school day. If the battery life falls below 20%, the battery has to be sent to our Technology Department to be reseated. If students are charging their Chromebooks every day, this should ensure that their school day and learning is not interrupted.
Our Summer Reading program looks a bit different this year and allows for more flexibility. This video will help explain what kids should read this summer, how to choose a book and where they can find free ebooks through their school library, (on Sora), and public libraries, (on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby).
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Ekstrom, our School Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sora is offering collections of books for easy browsing:
June Featured Collections
*one borrower at a time
Simultaneous Access Collections
*unlimited concurrent borrowers
Sora Summer Sweet Reads is back!
Here are the titles https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=sora_sweet_reads&utm_content=ssr_titles_announcement_03032021&contact_18digit_ID=0034000000l3zhbAAA that are available with simultaneous access, from May 5 to August 20. There is a mix of ebooks and audiobooks as there was last year.
Simultaneous Access E-Books on Sora:
Sora announced the titles that will be available with simultaneous access, from May 5 to August 20. There will be 32 titles total, with 22 Juvenile access and 10 YA access, and there is a mix of ebooks and audiobooks as there was last year.
Teen Video Challenge 2021
Are you looking for a fun and creative Summer Reading project for your child? The Teen Video Challenge is an annual national video contest open to all teens ages 13-18. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales.” Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. For details go to: